Author Interview: Jay Kerk

Question #1: What made you want to become an author?
At a young age nothing in specific, I just felt a need to write as if I expressed my self better or had an outlet for an overactive imagination. At an older age, I thought of better combinations and scenarios of what I was reading so I wanted to create my imagined reality.

Question #2: What genre of books do you write?
i like to write the genres i read: thriller/mystery/suspense, and dystopian fiction.

Question #3: How long have you been writing books?
10 years ago

Question #4: Are you self-published or traditionally published? And tell us why you chose either.
self published because this is right way nowadays.

Question #5: What’s the best tip you can give to a new author?
finish. focus on the finish line. finish and refine. finish.

Question #6: What’s your writing routine like?
1) notes, clips, imaginations
2) ending
3) evaluation
4) write up scenes
5) compile chapters
FINISH
Finish
finish
10) refine

Question #7: What do you hope readers take away after reading one of your books?
to be emersed and entertained

Bonus Question: Why should a reader want to read your book?
it is very fresh. Usually, readers are given the POV of the hero/victim or the detective, my book has something else.

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Ten Books To Review For 07/17/2019

GENRE:
Organized Crime Thrillers

Crossing the Lines

Agent O. Cantor retires after twenty years of working under constant danger and joins the local police force as a narcotics detective.

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GENRE:
Romantic suspense

The Boss’s Daughter

Eva Remington keeps her feelings hidden behind a cold, impenetrable mask. As the daughter of one of London’s most notorious crime bosses, she’s learned not to show any vulnerability, and she has no time for the predatory lowlifes who surround her.

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GENRE:
Contemporary Women’s Fiction/Historical fiction

The Gods of Women Have Gone Mad

Rolami is a place where culture and tradition hold the fabric of society together. Its custodians are the gods of Rolami and their servants, the elders and the chief’s council.

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GENRE:
Non-fiction / Business

Ethical Bribes

How do you convince someone to do what you want them to do? How do you get people to raise their hands and tell you they are interested in your service?

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GENRE:
Nonfiction

Mediterranean Diet

Questo libro è per le persone che stanno cercando di iniziare a seguire la dieta mediterranea e di vedere un risultato migliore nella loro salute e benessere.

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GENRE:
Science Fiction

Forgetting Tomorrow

Time travel helped him escape to the past, but he may have destroyed the future…

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GENRE:
Historical Fiction

The Smoke

Joseph Killeen was sent to eliminate the threat of savage enemies in the forests of New-York, but when he meets Ginawo and his peaceful village of Skarure, he realizes that nothing is as simple as he was told.

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GENRE:
science fiction

DAVID: SAVAKERRVA, Volume 1

“David: Savakerrva, Vol 1” is the story of a boy from Detroit…who may not be just a boy from Detroit. Abandoned as an infant in the Upper Michigan woods, Garth Miller never knew his parents, who they were or why they left.

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GENRE:
epic historic fantasy

Quest of the Warrior Maiden

Two cruel prophecies. A warrior with an impossible choice. Will she doom her people or save her love?

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GENRE:
Children’s Books

10 World Wonders: A Guide For Young Explorers

Arthur is a happy, full-of-energy dog that just can’t sit still. He loves to travel, meet new people, and visit amazing destinations.

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Books To Review For 07/02/2019

GENRE:
Romance

A Pleasure Point Novel

He’s a professional surfer. She’s a tabloid journalist. Will mismatched dreams wipe out their chance at love?

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GENRE:
English Village Murder Mystery

The Secrets Of Mead

Mead’s new detective, Craig Monroe, discovers idyllic cottages, stunning countryside, and quintessential garden parties are a facade for something dark and sinister.

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GENRE:
contemporary fiction

Weston

Benny Camden is the mind behind the most innovative show on television.

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GENRE:
Self-Help

The Simple Life Guide To Decluttering Your Life

Overwhelmed with unnecessary stress and piles of useless stuff? Discover how to ditch society’s expectations and live by your own rules.

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GENRE:
Urban Fantasy

Corruption of Identity

Jack’s life of quiet kindness is interrupted by vivid nightmares of a secret world of magic and monsters.

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GENRE:
Vintage Cooking

Vintage Cooking From the 1800s – Hints

STEP BACK IN TIME…. and imagine how difficult it was to prepare and cook food before gas and electricity was available.

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GENRE:
YA dark fantasy

The Hidden King

A mad king. A powerful, inhuman heir. A young man endures the unimaginable to save his only family and unite a kingdom.

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GENRE:
cozy romantic mystery

Murder by Design

She’s got an eye for fashion. He’s got a knack for solving crimes. Can two total strangers solve the perfect murder?

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GENRE:
Sweet Romance

Heart Given

Leah’s landed her strangest job yet. As a party planner, she’s worked on some crazy events but this one? It takes the cake.

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GENRE:
Investing

Investing 201

An easier, more effective way to invest in your future! In what is sure to be another controversial work on investing for the common man or woman, the author has updated his own personal investing strategy based on further experience in the markets.

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GENRE:
Historival fiction

1541 The Cataclysm

When the consequences of failure could include beheading or an even more grisly end, the game is serious. Could you survive an undercover assignment in Tudor England?

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GENRE:
Legal Thriller

Court of Killers

The court of public opinion found her guilty. But one attorney resolved to change the verdict…

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GENRE:
Young Adult Historical Mystery.

Dead Man’s Jazz

Savannah, 1919: Two teen girls leave a speakeasy in the dead of night… And walk right up to a murder scene.

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GENRE:
Mystery

The Charming Man

Chicago stage actress-turned-lawyer Quille still grieves the death of the man she loved, but she agrees to help a friend search for a missing college girl.

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GENRE:
Unexplained Mysteries

Deep Down the Rabbit Hole

What if everything we believe we know about our world’s past has been distorted and corrupted? Would we stand confident, knowing that our very own identities have been tampered with?

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Books To Review For 06/22/2019

GENRE:
Time Travel Romance

In For a Spell

Be careful what you wish for. You may be in for a spell … from which you can’t escape.

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GENRE:
Inspirational Business Success

Journey To Becoming Unskippable

In this conversational and easy-to-read essential guide you will learn how to achieve true success in your business, your life or your career.

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GENRE:
litRPG

Steel Soul

Jupiter finally got his hands on the newest immersive virtual reality system, and he’s logging into Yevelia along with his best friend, Cas.

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GENRE:
Science Fiction

The Heisenberg Corollary

A radical new technology. A horde of homicidal aliens. A snarky would-be girlfriend. Science never used to be like this.

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GENRE:
Christian Supernatural Fantasy Thriller

The Awakening of a Seer

To save her son from ultimate evil, she must turn to a God she no longer believes in…

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GENRE:
Non Fiction – Business Motivation and Self-Improvement

The Drive To Aim High

By the end of this eye-opening leadership book, you will be able to develop the Seven Powerful Mindsets that will not only help you overcome obstacles, but also develop the habits of success.

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GENRE:
Humor Satire

Man Child

Man Child is the vivid, heartbreaking, and harrowing true story of what life is like when everyone thinks you’re an asshole.

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GENRE:
Non-Fiction

Eat Your Way Sexy

Being sexy is something inside of you, something that you can tap into, something you can remember.

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GENRE:
Christian Inspirational – Based on true story

SuperGal vs GOD

Lori appears to be a SuperGal. But privately, she anxiously battles to maintain control over her out-of-control life.

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GENRE:
Horror

Damned Fiction

For millennia, humanity has feared the Devil. But in modern times, scholars have questioned his very existence, sometimes dismissing him as a mere symptom of various mental conditions.

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GENRE:
Cookbook / Children’s Health

Real Food By Two Moms

Your kids will love our healthy, simple and delicious recipes.

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GENRE:
Science Fiction and Fantasy

Wild Sun

On a world enslaved, the last embers of hope are fading into an unrelenting darkness.

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Books To Review For 06/13/2019

GENRE:
Urban Fantasy

Hell Bent

Alice Koufax desperately wants to break out of the Herald’s Lifestyle section, and when a local football hero proposes to the mayor’s succubus daughter, she thinks it’s finally her ticket to the front page.

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GENRE:
Career

Audacious at Any Age

Certified Professional Career Coach and Official Member of the Forbes Coaches Council, Garrison Leykam doesn’t just believe that everyone is capable of creating their own second act careers.

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GENRE:
Thriller, Suspense, Mystery

Disorder

Johan Fundin’s Disorder is full-tilt suspense entertainment jam-packed with explosive thrills. Perfect for fans of John Saul, Dean Koontz and Robin Cook.

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GENRE:
sci fi comedy

Rebel Without A Bra

Mex is heading for the Edinburgh Festival in search of Legless. Hot on her heels is Beryl a leader who has already dropped Mex in it once and, now plans to do so again.

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GENRE:
Middle Grade Humor

Down with the Dance

Middle School Mayhem: Down with the Danceis the first book in this action-packed, hilarious series.

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GENRE:
Non-fiction

The Impact Directive

It’s easy to focus on the negative, especially in your work life. You might find yourself focusing on what others do that makes you aggravated, impatient, angry or sad.

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GENRE:
Legal Thriller

The Nominee

Senate confirmation of a Presidential nomination; case fixing involving prosecutors and defense attorneys; a corrupt Congressman, and multiple murders. They don’t appear to be related, but facts can be deceiving.

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GENRE:
action thriller

The Medallion

When a DEA plane containing information about the business of a Central American drug lord and arms dealer crashes off the coast of Honduras, Lucius White is coerced into conducting a clandestine recovery operation.

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GENRE:
Historical Fiction

Shadow of the Raven

A tale of unforgivable betrayal and the ever-present desire for revenge…

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GENRE:
Non-fiction

The Resiliency Toolkit

As a parent, you are busy, stretched thin. You’ve got your hands full and feel like you can’t handle it all, yet you want what is best for your child.

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GENRE:
Children/Adolescent Health

My Body’s Superpower

Puberty is a time a girl’s precious body image is at stake. My Body’s Superpower shows girls just how amazing and powerful their changing bodies are so they will want to take care of themselves.

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